On the Shelves: DVD releases for Feb 07, 2012

Some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases this week.

Twilight Breaking Dawn 1
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I – This movie will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray on Saturday 2/11 for some reason instead of Tuesday with every other movie. Like it’s special or something.  Whatever. All I know is my journey is about to end. I have sat through all the previous movies and blogged my thoughts over on the Cavalcade. So I feel honor bound to watch these last two movies and report on them.  But I’m not looking forward to it.  I see this series as the anti-Harry Potter.  They’ve managed to get worse with each movie.

Harold & Kumar 3
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas – I really want to see this. I loved the first one. I was slightly disappointed with the second one (why didn’t they go to Amsterdam like they promised in the end of the first movie?), but I still loved the characters and there were some moments in that sequel that were gold I tell you. GOLD.  The previews for this look great and I love the concept that this is a Christmas movie.  LOVE IT.

Day of the Dead 3D
Day of the Dead 3D – This is interesting. I guess the studio has post converted the 2008 remake of George Romero’s Day of the Dead starring Ving Rhames and Mena Suvari. I liked this movie, but I’m unsure how great this post conversion is going to be. And that Blu-Ray cover is atrocious. How am I supposed to take this release seriously if it looks like something you’d pull out of the Wal-Mart $5 bin?

Anonymous – This looks pretty good. I see it along the lines of The Conspirator. It’s about the idea that Shakespeare didn’t write any of his own plays, that he somehow stole them and put his name on someone else’s work.  I find that fascinating (there have been several books about this subject) and I look forward to watching this.

It's a mad mad mad world
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – From 1963. This was the Cannonball Run of it’s time. A madcap comedy featuring a search for buried treasure by a plethora of big name stars. It’s actually a lot of fun, check it out if you get the chance. Similar to Blake Edwards’ The Great Race or Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.

Super Shark
Super Shark – So last week was 2 Headed Shark Attack and now we get Super Shark. Starring Bo Duke and JJ from Good Times.  Wow.  And Jimmie Walker’s character’s name in the movie is Dynamite Stevens.  That pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this movie.

Machete Joe
Machete Joe – Ernie Hudson. A movie called Machete Joe. That is all.

Written by Paxton Holley

A funny, ridiculously awesome guy who sometimes likes to wear pants, Paxton can regularly be found at his pop culture/humor blog Cavalcade of Awesome or co-hosting the Nerd Lunch and Cult Film Club podcasts.

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  • LaDracul

    Eh, I’m gonna disagree with the first two. I’m not sure which “Twilight” I liked so far, but that joke about his vampire strength literally breaking the bed on their honeymoon night and the handyman and his wife later taking broken pieces of the bed out to repair was HILARIOUS. XD Of course, the next film is the ensuing clusterf–k after a half-human, half-vampire baby is born, and we get more Volturi. Yay. 🙂

    Plus- (Spoiler, NSFW) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/AnnaValerious/JacobBlack-1.jpg

    As for “Harold and Kumar”…not my type of film. Let’s leave it at that. 🙁

    • LaDracul, we can agree to disagree. 🙂 I was hoping the Twilight series would provide trashy amusement but it has yet to deliver for me. I really am pulling for trashy awesome-ness with the last two.

      Harold & Kumar is also retarded, but I find it funny. I’m a guy, I think I’m hard wired to enjoy stuff like that. *shrugs*

      • LaDracul

        Agreed. 🙂

  • I like the look of Super Shark. I like that kind of crap film.